Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.
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Release Date: Jul 8, 2014
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"Deponia is hillarious, beatiful, and one of the finest classic point-and-click adventures that you'll find on Steam. - Mark Walton"
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September 18

Deponia The Complete Journey Patch 3.2

Hi everyone,

we’re happy to announce that we are releasing the patch 3.2 for Deponia – The Complete Journey today.

Please note that there might be some bugs included in your savegames which can’t be solved by the patch. In that case, please contact our support team via support@daedalic.de. They have already prepared all potentially necessary savegames for you!

Changelog: Deponia - The Complete Journey Patch 3.2

General:
FIXED: Random crashes to desktop when changing rooms.
FIXED: Time Paradox dialog not working correctly on some systems.
FIXED: Non-reacting cursor on some systems after longer playtime.
FIXED: Not being able to enter Wenzel's house when playing in a specific order.
FIXED: Visited exit names not switching back correctly from '???' in Goodbye Deponia.
FIXED: LUA garbage collector wrongly deleting table data that is still in use.
FIXED: Invisible dialog box making some hotspots in the lower parts of the screen inaccessible on some systems (I.g. Dud behind Tonis house and Detonation Plan minigame).
FIXED: Achievements when switching from Deponia to Chaos on Deponia not unlocking on several systems (E.g. 'Huzzah let's hope far away' and 'Thanks!').
FIXED: Missing cloud animations after savegame loading.
FIXED: Black characters after savegame loading.
FIXED: Rufus walking on the same spot randomly on some systems.
FIXED: Wrong minigame help texts on some systems.
FIXED: Missing dialog boxes in several situations.
FIXED: Skipping developer commentary lines.
FIXED: Music not being reseted correctly after developer comment has ended.
FIXED: Broken developer comment for the Outer Turn.
FIXED: Broken developer comment for the dock.
FIXED: Broken developer comment for the Mosaic minigame.
FIXED: Developer comments disappearing after the first chapter of Goodbye Deponia on some systems.
FIXED: Jumping developer comments button in several rooms.
FIXED: Several spelling errors in developer comments (German and English)
FIXED: Several spelling errors throughout the three games (German and English).
ADDED: Missing speechfiles for developer comments (German)
ADDED: Missing speechfiles in English translation.
ADDED: Missing interface text to reset the sound volume after the door knocking puzzle.
FIXED: Knocking sounds being too quiet in the sewers (Rebel Headquarters).
FIXED: The cutter stayed in the same place on the map for some players.
FIXED: Inconsistencies between the direction of the exit cursor and the hotspot marker across all games.
FIXED: Problems reaching hotspots on a different level in the assembly hall.
FIXED: Minebike disappearing on some systems during ride.
FIXED: Jumping scrolling position on some actions in Toni's house.
FIXED: Menue doors appearing on level changes in chapter 2.
FIXED: Several situations where Rufus could walk through graphics.
FIXED: Several situations of wrong animation timing resulting in double frames or flashing characters.
FIXED: Several hints from the help systems unlocking in wrong situations.
FIXED: Several staging changes for characters not looking into the right direction.
FIXED: Developer comment button reactivating when starting a new game.

Linux:
FIXED: Compability issues with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
CHANGED: Savegame path for Linux changed from HOME to XDG_DATA_HOME

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July 8

Start your journey now!

Those in search for their biggest and craziest adventure, will get lucky now! Today is the worldwide release of Deponia: The Complete Journey.

This collection of the award-winning Deponia-series includes all three games of the trilogy of the trash-planet in a revised version which also contains several extras, enriching the unique Deponia-experience with over 4 hours of optional developers commentary, a new questlog-system, 6 new songs from Poki and a lot more!

>> More than four hours of optional developers commentary, featuring the games author Poki and the English as well as German voices of Rufus (Kerry Shale/ Monty Arnold), Goal (Alex Wilton Regan/ Sinikka Compart) and Goon (Gronkh, German version only)

>> 6 new songs from author Poki as downloadable mp3- & flac-files

>> Bonus videos:
- The Art of Deponia
- How to draw Rufus & Goal with Art Director Simone Kesterton

>> all bonus materials from the Goodbye Deponia Premium Edition
(Soundtrack, Concept Art, Animation Workbook, “Introduction to Deponia”-Book)

Important notice for all owners of one more installments of the Deponia series:
By the way, all those who already own one or more installments of the Deponia-Series on Steam will get a discount on Deponia-The Complete Journey in the Steamstore. It's a 30'% discount per Deponia title in your library. That means, one title grants 30%, two 60% and all three will result in a 90% discount. This offer lasts until September 8th, 2014.

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Reviews

“Deponia's tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“The dialogue, the bizarre characters and the slapstick humor measure up to those of 'Day of the Tentacle'.”
91 – GameStar

“If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.”
4/5 – AdventureGamers

Deponia: Available Content Packages Overview

About This Game

Junk, junk and even more junk. Life on the trash-planet Deponia is anything but a walk in the park. No surprise that Rufus had enough of that and hatches one ludicrous plan after the other to escape this bleak place.

When Rufus, on one of his attempts to leave Deponia behind, meets Goal, he not only falls madly in love with the beautiful girl from Elysium; he also accidentally shoves her right off her comfortable star cruiser and down to the desolate trash-planet. This accident kindles a new, brilliant plan: he needs to get Goal back to the floating city of Elysium – and while he's on it, he can also impersonate her sleazy fiance Cletus, who is the spitting image of Rufus for some reason. And thus, an exciting adventure begins...

Showered in top-scores and awards, the Deponia-Trilogy, created by the developers of Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World and Memoria, managed to reach cult-status almost instantly. Thanks to its exciting story, likeable characters and hilarious dialogues and a finely crafted mixture of comedy and puzzles, Deponia is enjoyable for both, young and old. Join Rufus on his thrilling journeys, for the first time in a complete edition with many new features, that will not only be a blast for hardcore adventure fans, but also those new to the genre.

Key Features


  • Deponia: The Complete Journey features over 4 hours of Developer's Commentary, a Deponia world map that allows for selection of each chapter of the game, a comprehensive graphical questlog help system, minigame help screens, a new launch menu, new hidden collectables, Linux support, plus 6 new songs written and sung by Poki and Behind-the-Scenes videos
  • Developer's Commentary is featuring game creator Poki and the voices of Rufus and Goal
  • Experience Deponia's story in full length
  • Challenging puzzles, more than 40 hours of playtime and bizarre dialogues
  • Bonus content, extras and making-of features include 'How to draw Rufus & Goal' and 'The Art of Deponia' videos, Developer's Commentary Soundtrack (6 new songs created and sung by Poki) and papercraft models
  • From the creators of the award-winning games Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, The Whispered World, A New Beginning, Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria and Blackguards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux x86_64
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 134 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
3 amazing adventure games packaged into one long and fantastic journey.
If that's not enough then you also get the soundtrack, dev commentary and all sort of bonuses (the german soundtrack is amazing for me, I don't know a word in german but I really like it)

I'd say that if you like adventure games then you should buy this package.
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I will start out with some of the cons. This game can be very frustrating. A lot of the puzzles follow very illogical reasoning, so often it comes down to trial and error as you try to use everything in your inventory on everything in the world. Even then, this this game can be agonizingly difficult and it would be a challenge to finish this game without searching up guides to get through certain confusing areas.

In addition, there are quite a lot of glitches in this game, and though they are rarely gamebreaking, they can hamper your enjoyment of your game (for example, I have seen Rufus get duplicated for a while before the duplicate went away, and the sound disappearing).

That said, however, this game can also be very fun. The humor is great, and the story is interesting, non-mainstream, and engaging. The art style is great and fits with the humor perfectly.

For $40, this game might be a bit pricy, but I can tell you that this is definitely worth buying and if you are tight on your budget just wait for it to go on sale.
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
If you loved the previous Deponia Trilogy, then you will love this too! Because its the same thing, just all three games combine in on giant "action" packed game. Pro tip tho, instead of paying 39.99$ for it, ask a friend who owns all 3 Deponias to buy it at 3.99%. You get 30% off per Deponia game you own. And thats saving in your pocket.

Very fun story you can be attached to

10/10

ENjoy^-^
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38 of 47 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Deponia Trilogy is one of my favourite adventure games, it’s got original characters, great voice acting and music, and amazing humour; sometimes quite offensive too. Which is, of course the best kind, because let’s be real its almost always funny when someone gets hurt. If you haven’t played the trilogy before, then I recommend you buy this package, if you enjoy point-and-click adventure games at all. You will not be disappointed, the story is very heart touching and emotional, with many unexpected plot twist, and surprising comic moments.
If you enjoyed playing the trilogy before, and would like to visit Deponia one more time before it may or may not be blown up, I would still say you get it because you should be getting a -90% discount (-30% for each I believe), and there are other content in the game like new puzzles, developer commentary and better game flow, also bonus content like additional soundtrack, art books, paper craft etc. Not only that the developer commentary is quite amusing, and interesting to listen to. You will find out what other idea the dev team had, and how could the game have been different if they have implemented some other ideas. Also I find it more fun playing this game the second time because first time I would not know what to do sometimes and would have to consult a guide.

Huzzah - I am out now. Goodbye!
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
116.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This is a game about Rufus. And how awesome Rufus is. And his heroism. And how he always gets the girl. And how Rufus DOESN'T spend most of the game running around clicking on things, strapping himself to giant sawblades, getting his teeth knocked out, annoying the hell out of his sadistic ex-girlfriend, accidentally giving away his family heirlooms, polluting the water supply, practicing necromancy on fish, sawing Goal's personality into three parts for a lollipop, making weird faces, and other things that a hero clearly would never do.

Because Rufus is a true hero. This is a game about heroism. He didn't do ANYTHING mentioned above, and this certainly isn't an entire game trilogy about him doing those things.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Where to start with Deponia?

Deponia is a very well done Point and Click Adventure game, visually similar to Monkey Island 3 and with a very similar protagonist to boot. Deponia stars Rufus, while he may be bumbling like Guybrush Threepwood he most certainly isn't as noble. His mouth lands him in more trouble than his actions and his treatment of many of his acquaintances (and those he would deem friends) is pretty poor and self centred but deep down he has a heart of gold...deep deep down...just look deeper.

The comedy in Deponia ranges from a little slapstick here to a little silly outrageousness here, puns all around and tons of funny dialogue to keep you smiling as you go with Rufus on his adventure to get to Elysium!

The characters are very varied and Rufus is a little predictable with how he'll interact with each one but as Deponia goes on so does Rufus, he changes and develops (even if only a bit)
The game is fun! The game is puzzling and challenging, or maybe that's just because I'm bad at puzzles. The story is interesting, full of twists and secrets and it even has you sad at times especially towards the end.

The "Complete Journey" bundles all three Deponias into one but it does have it bugs, when transitioning from game to game it will close the application and sometimes with certain cutscenes ending it'll do it again but upon booting it back up it does keep your save so it's a minor issue. Other than that I've only had a handful of other bugs which weren't game breaking or impeding my ability to complete puzzles and trigger events but should they continue to patch more bugs I'll update this part.

Overall (or a TL:DR) Deponia took me by surprise, I went in expecting mediocrity and was blown away, with its jaunty music, lovable characters, beautifully drawn scenes and a script that'll leave you wondering where it'll go next. Point and Click veterans will love it to bits and newcomers will be quickly drawn in through the tutorial.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
One of the best point and click games ever made.
Pros
The world is beautiful and engaging.
The characters are intersting and relatable.
The dialog/script is funny and very well done.
The story is geniues, unpredictable and full of twists.
The backgrounds get prettier and more detailed each screen you pass.
The music is great.
Cons
(more like: "a con")
Some of the puzzels (not minigames) are a bit too hard and they should have shoved in more hints for the difficult ones.
9/10 Great game a must buy on sale. I highly recommend!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
One of the very best adventure games ever made and easily Daedalic's best. Highly recommended, especially now that you get three full-length adventure games in one, enough to keep you entertained for a good while. Also works perfectly on Linux now, with 5.1 sounds and everything. Very good gameplay with original puzzles that go well with the story. Top notch visual and audio quality. German sense of humor... Well. Anyway, definitely worth a purchase :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
To try to convince my mother to get this game, I described it as "Monkey Island for the Modern Era".

I actually feel this game fits in with the humour style from the first 4 Monkey Island games better than the Telltale series does.

It's truly a great game IMO and anyone who enjoyed Monkey Island (especially games 2 and 3) will enjoy this.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Next to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings one of the greatest triologies of our time.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Best value classic style point and click adventure game ever! Had played through the first Deponia and its a worthy game by itself, but all three togther in one pack is fantastic. Most similar type of game would be the secret of monkey island II, so if you like classic point and click adventure games with a sense of humour, you can't go wrong with this.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Rufus... This is the story of Rufus, as he tries to find a better life for himself. He comes up with outrageous plan after outrageous plan, since the "standard" type of plan obviously doesn't work.

In many ways I feel very sorry for the people around Rufus, as he misses the finer nuances, and tries to resolve the situation a little to literally. To be honest, he has good intentions, but has a decided lack of finesse and concsience (Which is explained in the game, yes, there is something "odd" about Rufus).

I throughly enjoyed the game. The game is fun, funny, deep, and you canstill play it casually (as I did). The developer commentaries are often fantastic, and it gives some more insight into how Daedalic operates, and human nature. I'd reccomend playing with the developer commentaries on. I played the game on Linux, and there was no technical issue that I noticed, so that is good :-D

Deponia: The Complete Journey is funny and ridiculous, with much attention to detail. I fondly rememer the scene where you have to sing the Organnon anthem, and eventually get it right, then you get rewarded with a very well executed choir performance. And the lovely animations!

I highly reccomend you play this game, and don't rush through it, there are many fine details that are delightful in their references, and the minigames are rewarding enough to not skip them.

Thanks to Daedalic Entertainment for bringing this gem to Linux, I hope more follow :-P
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
10/10
Beautifully written and produced game, mini games that are challenging and fun, catchy soundtracks, long hours of puzzling out what to do next (if you don't use walkthroughs, you cheater ;)) and to top it of the altogether amazing Daedalic charme brought to you by Poki.
Buy these games, seriously!
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
It is honestly a good game, the narrative is good, the song is good, and the humor in here is down right hilarious. It got some frustrating puzzle, and I have to figure out some of my inventory of how to put it together and make the story progress. It just a awesome game and if it cost me 3.99 at the moment. So if you see that 3.99, you best get it before it go full price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Deponia is one of the best point'n'clicks I have played in a long time. Its puzzles are reminiscent of the old Monkey Island games, and the humour is without a doubt one of the best of the past 10 years. You play the anti-hero Rufus. As the reviews and intro state, Rufus is not a pleasant man. He's annoying, mean, and absolutely self-centered. The game made me wonder what was wrong with the protagonist several times at the start of the game. He sells women into slavery and feeds children to monsters. And, in spite of all this, he grows on you. He's human. He does horrible things but you still want him to succeed in his plans. Rufus is brilliant, and he's utterly fascinating.

Get this game if you want an interesting protagonist. He won't be your immediate hero. He won't be the man you hope to be, or the man you want your daughter to marry. He's definitely not the man you hope to snag in a relationship. But he will be interesting from start to finish. And that's sorely lacking from games nowadays. So, buy this game and support these makers. You'll be laughing from start to finish.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
This game reminds me of classic Lucas Arts games in a very positive way.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
It's a point-and click adventure game from Germany, in the grand tradition of Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry. The interface is crisp, and the puzzles are generally variations of "talk to this guy, use this thing, combine these objects." That having been said, it's got a weird sense of humor that reminds me of the old school Sierra adventures, complete with a dude with a heavy German accent playing a folk song introduction to each chapter.

WARNING: Some of the humor, especially in the middle and third chapter, can get rather. . . "Dead Baby" ish. The only ones that really upset me in the end are a series of horrible things you end up doing to people in the third game in order to pursue a quest that turns out to have been pointless the entire ttime. (And then there were the baby dolphins. :( ) Plus a few moments of grossout humor here and there, mostly based around the fact that the game is set on a garbage planet with all that entails.

The main character is kind of a jerk who is saved from being an outright antihero simply because there are a few lines that he won't cross. He spends most of his time being a self-centered jerk who mooches off of other people, steals everything that isn't nailed down, and screws people over left and right in pursuit of his own goal and Goal. So in other words, he's an adventure game hero.

Gameplay wise, there are a few puzzles which are completely incomprehensible without a walkthrough or guide. Par for the course for an adventure game, of course, but after playing a few Telltale Games adventures, the older model of "point and click trial and error" gameplay feels a bit dated. One Godsend: the more irritating puzzles include a "skip" option that will allow you to pass the puzzle without completing it, if you get frustrated and just want to go on to the next part of the plot.

One huge pet peeve: "F5 IS QUICK SAVE. F9 IS QUICK LOAD." This is the mantra that most game makers use. This is because it means that there is a minimum chance of accidentally bumping the other button and either saving over your game when you didn't mean to, or quick loading when you didn't want to. Deponia uses "F9 FOR QUICK SAVE, F10 FOR QUICK LOAD." This cost me a bunch of progress at one point when I accidentally bumped the F10 key when I realized I'd gone a while without saving and tried to quick-save.

All in all, I enjoyed it, I was glad I played it. Supposedly there's a New Game Plus mode, and some collectables you can pick up, but I don't think I have the desire to revisit this game any time soon: nothing against it in general, just that linear adventure games tend not to be as fun the second time around.

Pick it up on sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Very funny game. It's hard-core point and click (you click on things to move, to pick up, to mash with other items, to use those items on your environment to solve puzzles.
I don't know if I'm just a ♥♥♥♥♥ or whatever but the puzzles in the game (so basically, the whole game) are incredibly hard for me to solve (if you're like me, prepare to use an online page by page walkthrough) but the characters feel totally original and are hilarious. The main protagonist is a Full-of-himself kind of guy (but in a likable way) and the characters he interacts with have been putting up with him and his failed plans.
This may be me over analyzing the game but I feel like it has a great message about the environment and how we should protect our world (but not in an annoying preachy kinda way).
the game did have an annoying glitch but nothing game breaking.
Many textures in the game would be slightly changing size (both in height and width) and would show this nasty little pixel line either under, above, or to the side of characters, backgrounds, and items.
I quickly fixed this by turning off Texture compression in the settings menu and the whole game looked great afterwards.
The music is pretty cool at times but can get annoying,
Verdict: If you like point and click games similar to the Monkey Island games, you'll like this game.
7/10 (would've been an 8, but 40 bucks is a tad pricy for a game I need to use an online walkthrough with)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Great puzzles, amazing hand drawn graphics, and a script that will make you laugh a lot.

I can say without fear, that Deponia can compete hand to hand with Monkey Island or any of the best classic scumm LucasArts games. Pure comedy gold.

This game is a new cult classic and a reference for new point & click adventures.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Absolutely Fantastic!
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